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HandsOn Texarkana, The New Volunteer Center, offers volunteer opportunities in the community and refers prospective volunteers to appropriate agencies and volunteer groups. Potential volunteers should contact Kathey Graves at 903-798-3211. For a complete listing of volunteer opportunities, go to HandsOnTexarkana.org.

American Red Cross needs welcome team volunteers at the Texarkana office who can work 4 hour shifts at least one day each week greeting and directing visitors, answering the phone and assisting with filing. Volunteers for the Disaster Action Team for the Texarkana area are also needed. Contact Linda Edwards at 903-581-7981 or [email protected]

Arkansas Department of Health Hospice Program needs people to visit patients and families in the Texarkana area. Call Laura at 870-773-2108 ext 7 or 866-861-7453.

Arkansas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center needs mail deliverers and craft helpers, readers, letters writers and piano players. Call Deanna Prejean at 870-772-4427.

Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging needs Ombudsmen to adopt nursing homes. Activities are available for groups, schools or churches. Call Robert Morris at 903-832-8636 or 800-372-4464.

Bailey Creek Health & Rehab, 1621 E 42nd, needs volunteers to assist with parties, games, reading and other activities for the residents. Call 870-774-3581.

Big Brother Big Sisters needs volunteers for one hour a week to work with children. To become a Big Brother or Big Sister, call 903-276-3320 or email [email protected]

Caddo Area Council of Boy Scouts of America needs youth workers for the Texarkana area. Call Emily Eudy at 903-793-2179.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a non-profit organization, is in need of volunteers to help the abused and neglected children in an 8 county area in Texas and Arkansas. CASA volunteers speak up for a child in court, they are the voice that makes a difference in a child's life. Volunteers get to know the children and everyone who is involved with the child. Information sessions are at the office at 1201 Main, Texarkana, Tx. the first Tuesday and second Thursday of each month at 9:30 am and 5:30 pm. Our number is (903) 792 1030 or go to our website at casatexarkana.org. Speak up for a child.

Church of Truth of Texarkana outreach program needs a volunteer to work with clothing in the thrift shop and serve food to the homeless and working poor on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Susan T. Moore at 870-774-2819.

CIMA Hospice of Texarkana is looking for volunteers. For more information, contact Shelley Steger at 903-794-2462.

Circle of Friends, Arkansas Children's Hospital, needs volunteers to donate their time, talents and energy in the Texarkana area to make children better today and healthier tomorrow. Until no child needs us, we need you! For opportunities, contact Karlton at 903-701-6464.

Cornerstone Retirement Community at 4100 Moores Lane needs volunteers. Call 903-832-5515.

Darnell Brown Community Development Center needs volunteer painters, wallpaper hangers, carpenters and carpet layers for restoration and renovation of the From Bondage to Freedom Recovery Chem-Free House. Call Darlena Brown at 903-244-0036 or [email protected]

Discovery Place Interactive Museum needs volunteers 14 and older to help with Saturday Boredom Buster Activities from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be trained and then will provide assistance as the activities are presented to the public. Contact [email protected]; call 903-793-4831 or sign up at TexarkanaMuseums.org/volunteer.

Domestic Violence Prevention Inc. needs caring and empathetic individuals to work the hotline and at the Battered Women's Shelter, administrative office, Resale Shop and outreach offices. Two volunteers are also needed to provide childcare during group meetings 5:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. every other Tuesday at the shelter.; and one to two volunteers to serve as a check-in workers for the Tuesday night group meeting 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the main office. Call Marla Bush at 903-794-4000 or email at [email protected]

Family Matters (formerly Kid Exchange) needs volunteers to help monitor court-ordered supervised visits. Training will be provided. Call Jen Mugno at 903-793-7988.

Federal Correctional Institution, Religious Services Department, needs volunteers from Islam, Native American, Rastafarian, Eastern Religion and Spanish volunteers to assist with worship services and study groups. Call Mark Reed, volunteer coordinator at 903-838-4587 ext 239.

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available at1st Choice Pregnancy Resource Center. If interested, please contact Kristen Moya [email protected] 903-792-5735

Habitat for Humanity of Texarkana needs volunteers. For more information, groups or individuals may e-mail [email protected] or cal 903-832-1746. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

HandsOn Senior Transportation Program needs drivers to transport older citizens to the doctor, dentist, grocery store and other necessary errands. Call Joy at 903-831-7946.

Harvest Texarkana needs volunteers to sort donated food items anytime 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evenings and weekends can be scheduled for groups. Volunteers will also be needed later in the summer to help harvest fresh produce. Call 870-774-1398 or email [email protected]

The Healing Place is in need of a receptionist, someone to help clean and maintain the building, GED instructors. We are located at 1002 Ferguson Street. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are interested, please call 870-779-9232 or email [email protected] for more information.

Heritage Plaza Nursing & Rehabilitation Center need volunteers to call Bingo, help with arts and crafts and paint fingernails. Call Roxanne Miller at 903-792-6700.

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) needs volunteers to assist with filing, typing, storing and competing curriculum inventory. Call 870-772-3055, or page 1-800-264-9606 Pin 3108, or email [email protected]

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